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A Podcast for All Book Lovers

Gays who read and start a novel! Join book lovers Jason Blitman and Brett Benner as they dive into author conversations, interviews, book talk, and all things reading, like… literarily.

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(he/him) is an arts professional who primarily works as a theatre director and arts and culture producer. He moderated conversations at in-person events and other podcasts with authors like Gabrielle Zevin, Emily St. John Mandel, Jedidiah Jenkins, Lara Love Hardin, The Old Gays, among others. As an arts and culture producer, Jason produced two seasons of the Books That Changed My Life Festival for JCC Manhattan and the Palm Springs Readers’ Festival for the Best Bookstore in Palm Springs. He directed The Lightning Thief and The SpongeBob Musical for San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre’s Xanadu and will direct their fall 2024 production of Sweeney Todd. @jasonblitman



(he/him) is three-time Emmy-nominated and a Casting Society of America award winner for his work casting the NBC sitcom ‘Scrubs’. His company, Romano/Benner Casting has cast hit shows ‘Cougar Town’, ‘Last Man Standing’, ‘One Tree Hill’, and is currently working on the acclaimed AppleTV+ comedy, ‘Shrinking’ featuring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford. Brett’s downtime is spent posting about all things bookish on both Instagram and YouTube under the handle, which is where he met his pal and fellow gay reader, Jason.


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